Police Officer Rufus Shelley Kendrick

Police Officer Rufus Shelley Kendrick

Bessemer Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, July 10, 1945

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Rufus Shelley Kendrick

Police Officer Rufus Shelley Kendrick was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for assaulting a woman.

Officer Kendrick was off duty when he saw the suspect standing in an alley. He parked his car, leaving his 5-year-old son inside, and walked into the alley to arrest the suspect. A few moments later, the suspect shot Officer Kendrick several times.

Officer Kendrick had served with the Bessemer Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender In custody

off duty, warrant service

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thank you for all of your reflection I know my great granddad would appreciate it

hayleigh kendrick
my great grandad is a fallen officer of jefferson county alabama

January 11, 2014

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